Coordenação do sistema da carne bovina no Reino Unido: implicações da rastreabilidade e da tecnologia de informação

This paper discusses the traceability concept in the food business. Based on the transaction costs economics, it describes the adoption of traceability mechanisms in the UK beef market and examines the effects on the governance mechanisms in the production and distribution chain. The basic hypothesis is that, in the absence of information technology (IT), strictly coordinated mechanisms will occur. As the use of IT spreads, a decrease in information asymmetry and, consequently, more flexible governance structures may be observed.

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Coordination of the beef system in the United Kingdom: implications of traceability and information technology
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Jan 01 2004
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Organizações Rurais e Agroindustriais/Rural and Agro-Industrial Organizations, 06, 1
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